The deadline is coming up soon (February 21) for the next Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. This opportunity "offers an emerging writer four months of unfettered writing time during Bucknell's fall semester, without formal academic obligations. The Residence is designed to grant the writer time to complete a first or second book. The resident presents a public reading of his or her work and otherwise constitutes a literary presence on campus during the fall. Providing lodging on campus, an office in the Stadler Center for Poetry, and a stipend of $4,000, the Residence is awarded to writers of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction) and poets on an alternating basis." Currently open to prose writers. No application fee. Click here for more information.
Kaleidoscope, a journal that explores the experience of disability through literature and the fine arts, plans an issue themed on "Giving and Receiving Care: A Delicate Balance": "There are many variations of caregiving relationships. We are looking for personal essays, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry which provide insights into this delicate subject from the perspective of caregivers and people who receive care. How does one honor and meet the needs of both individuals?" Submission deadline is March 1, 2009. Pays: $10-$125, plus two copies. Click here for more information. (Thanks to Duotrope.com for reminding me to check in on this publication.)
Meet new agent Sara Megibow. She's looking to represent science fiction and fantasy, romance, young adult and middle grade, and commercial fiction.
And--somehow--I've found a few jobs!
Lecturers in Creative Writing (fiction, poetry, translation, autobiography/biography), Princeton University (New Jersey)
Director of Communications and Marketing, Macaulay Honors College-CUNY (New York)
Director of Alumnae/i Communications and Editor, Vassar College (New York)